Vernon Township residents tired of waiting for information on Project TIM

It could still be another month before residents in Durand and Mt. Vernon Township learn more details about Project TIM. (Photo Credit: Drew Moore/WSMH)

A $4 Billion project which would bring hundreds of jobs to Durand is still shrouded in secrecy. Vernon Township residents had a chance to ask more questions about the mysterious projects at a meeting on Monday night. Officials named the proposal Project Tim. The project would be built on up to 1,000 acres in Durand, and would be home to one of the largest manufacturing facilities in the country. Construction of the facility would cost in the neighborhood of $4 Billion, and would employ up to 900 people. However nearly all of the other details surrounding what company is behind the project, or what the facility will make, has been kept from the public eye. Nearly every official who has been briefed on the project signed a binding non-disclosure agreement which bars them from releasing any details. Vernon Township Supervisor Bert DeClerg says he understands why some residents are frustrated with the lack of information.

“It’s frustrating for me not to be able to tell them more information but we just can’t at this point. We’re hoping the company will be making an announcement within the next 30 to 60 days,” DeClerg says.

Township officials did say at the meeting tonight that enough land has been acquired to move the project forward, but a few land owners who are holding out could delay the project. To find out more about ‘Project TIM’ click here.

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